2000 Pontiac Sunfire Owner's Manual

2000 Pontiac Sunfire Manual

2000 Pontiac Sunfire manual table of contents:

  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 1
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 2
    Bumper-to-Bumper 3-years/36,000 miles (60 000 km) Limited Warranty Every 2000 Camaro under warranty is backed with the following services: 1-800-CHEV-USA (For vehicles purchased in Canada, call 1-800-268-6800) that provides in an ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 3
    2000 Pontiac Sunfire Owner's Manual Litho in U.S.A. Part Number 22619477 A First Edition © Copyright General Motors Corporation 1999 All Rights Reserved i
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 4
    ...) System Trunk Release Automatic Transmission (If Equipped) Manual Transmission Operation Parking Brake Windows Tilt Wheel Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever Windshield Wipers Cruise Control Interior and Exterior Lamps Mirrors Storage Compartments ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 5
    ... Theft-Deterrent Feature Your Driving and the Road Section 4 Braking/Anti-lock Brakes Traction Control System Steering Driving Tips for Various ... Towing Loading Your Vehicle Towing a Trailer Problems on the Road Section 5 Hazard Warning Flashers Jump Starting Towing Your Vehicle...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 6
    ... Care Electrical System/Fuses and Circuit Breakers Capacities and Specifications Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts Maintenance Schedule Section 7 Scheduled Maintenance Periodic Maintenance Inspections Recommended Fluids and Lubricants ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 7
    ... Assistance and Courtesy Transportation Warranty Information (See Warranty Manual) Reporting Safety Defects on page 8-10 Service Publications Index Section 9 In the Index ... it to quickly find something you want to read. Please refer to the last page of this manual for your Service Station Guide v
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 8
    We support voluntary technician certification. GENERAL MOTORS, GM, the GM Emblem, PONTIAC, the PONTIAC Emblem and the name SUNFIRE are registered trademarks of General Motors Corporation. This manual includes the latest information at the time it ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 9
    ... to end when they first receive their new vehicle. If you do this, it will help you learn about the features and controls for your vehicle. In this manual, you'll find that pictures and words work together to explain things quickly. CAUTION: These mean ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 10
    ...tell you about something that can damage your vehicle. Many times, this damage would not be covered by your warranty, and it could be ...the damage. When you read other manuals, you might see CAUTION and NOTICE warnings in different colors or in different words. You'll also see warning labels on your...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 11
    ... COOLANT TEMP WINDSHIELD WASHER BATTERY CHARGING SYSTEM FUSE DOOR LOCK UNLOCK TURN SIGNALS LIGHTER PARKING LAMPS FASTEN SEAT BELTS WINDSHIELD DEFROSTER HORN BRAKE HAZARD...SPEAKER ENGINE OIL PRESSURE VENTILATING FAN FUEL AIR BAG FOG LAMPS ANTI-LOCK BRAKES ix
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 12
    Service Station Guide 2.2L Engine Oil Dipstick Cooling System See Section 5 Tire Pressure See Section 6 For a More Detailed Look at What's ... Fluid See Section 6 2.4L Engine Oil Dipstick Oil Viscosity Engine Oil See Section 6 Fuel Use unleaded gas only, 87 Octane or higher. See Section 6
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 13
    ... Guides for Children and Small Adults Center Passenger Position Children Child Restraints Larger Children Safety Belt Extender Checking Your Restraint Systems Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash 1- 1-1
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 14
    ...to adjust them -- and also about reclining seatbacks and head restraints. Manual Front Seats CAUTION: You can lose control of the vehicle if you try to adjust a manual driver's seat while the vehicle is moving. The sudden movement ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 15
    ... body, to make sure the seat is locked into place. Manual Lumbar Support (If Equipped) The manual lumbar support control is located at the front of the driver's seat, toward the right. Turn the knob clockwise or counterclockwise to increase or ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 16
    Reclining Front Seatbacks To adjust the seatback, lift the lever on the outer side of the seat and move the seatback to where you want it. Release the lever and push rearward on the seatback to make sure it is locked. Pull up on the lever and the seat will go to an upright position. But don't ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 17
    ...of you. In a crash you could go into it, receiving neck or other injuries. The lap belt can't do its job either. In a crash the belt could go up over your abdomen.... restraint is closest to the top of your ears. This position reduces the chance of a neck injury in a crash. Seatback Latches ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 18
    ... seatback is locked. The latch must be down for the seat to work properly. Easy Entry Seat (If ... locked, it could move forward in a sudden stop or crash. That could cause injury to the person sitting ... isn't locked, it can move. In a sudden stop or crash, the person sitting there could be injured. ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 19
    ... up to its original position. To open the fold-down rear seat, pull forward on the seat tab. Check to ensure the seatback is in its original position and securely latched by pulling forward on the top of the seatback. Move any obstructions in the trunk compartment. 1-7
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 20
    ... Belts: They’re for Everyone This part of the manual tells you how to use safety belts properly. It also tells you ...€™t wear a safety belt properly. If you are in a crash and you’re not wearing a ..., and check that your passengers’ belts are fastened properly too. Your vehicle has a light that ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 21
    ...provinces, the law says to wear safety belts. Here's why: They work. You never know if you'll be in a crash. If you do ... After more than 30 years of safety belts in vehicles, the facts are clear. In most crashes buckling up does matter ...a lot! Why Safety Belts Work When you ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 22
    Put someone on it. Get it up to speed. Then stop the vehicle. The rider doesn't stop. 1-10
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 23
    The person keeps going until stopped by something. In a real vehicle, it could be the windshield ... or the instrument panel ... 1-11
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 24
    ...a safety belt? A: You could be -- whether you're wearing a safety belt or not. But you can unbuckle a safety belt, even if ...of them in the future. But they are supplemental systems only; so they work with safety belts -- not instead of them. Every air bag system ever offered for sale has required...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 25
    ...40 mph (65 km/h). Safety belts are for everyone. How to Wear Safety Belts Properly Adults This part is only for people of adult size. Be aware that there ... the driver position. Driver Position This part describes the driver's restraint system. Lap-Shoulder Belt The driver has a ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 26
    ... belt go back slightly to unlock it. Then pull the belt across you more slowly. 4. Push the latch plate into the buckle until it clicks. If the belt stops before it reaches the buckle, tilt the ... the belt isn't long enough, see "Safety Belt Extender" at the end of this section. Make sure the ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 27
    5. To make the lap part tight, pull down on the buckle end of the belt as you pull up on the shoulder belt. The lap part of the belt should be worn low and snug on ... the shoulder and across the chest. These parts of the body are best able to take belt restraining forces. The safety ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 28
    ... Models) Before you begin to drive, move the shoulder belt adjuster to the height that is right for you. To move it ... the adjuster up just by pushing up on the shoulder belt guide. After you move the adjuster to ... on your shoulder. The belt should be away from your face and neck, but not falling off ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 29
    Q: What's wrong with this? CAUTION: You can be seriously hurt if your shoulder belt is too loose. In a crash, you would move forward too much, which could increase injury. The shoulder belt should fit against your body. A: The shoulder belt is too loose...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 30
    ... injured if your belt is buckled in the wrong place like this. In a crash, the belt would go up over your abdomen. The belt forces would be there, not at the pelvic bones. This could cause serious internal injuries. Always buckle your belt into the buckle nearest you. A: The belt ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 31
    ...injured if you wear the shoulder belt under your arm. In a crash, your body would move too far forward, ... chance of head and neck injury. Also, the belt would apply too much force to... spleen. A: The shoulder belt is worn under the arm. It should be worn over the shoulder at all times. ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 32
    ... wrong with this? CAUTION: You can be seriously injured by a twisted belt. In a crash, you wouldn't have the full width of the belt to spread impact forces. If a belt is twisted, make it straight so it can work properly, or ask your dealer to fix it. A: The belt is twisted across the body. 1-...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 33
    Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy Safety belts work for everyone, including pregnant women. Like all occupants, they are more likely to be seriously injured ...way. If you slam the door on it, you can damage both the belt and your vehicle. A pregnant woman should wear a lap...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 34
    ... belts. All air bags are designed to work with safety belts, but don’t replace them. Air bags are designed to work only in moderate to severe crashes where the ...€™s safety belt. See “Driver Position” earlier in this section. Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) This part explains the...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 35
    ...far back as possible while still maintaining control of the vehicle. CAUTION: Anyone who is up against,...adults, but not for young children and infants. Neither the vehicle's safety belt system ... children properly in your vehicle. To read how, see the part of this manual called "Children." 1-23...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 36
    ...which shows the air bag symbol. How the Air Bag System Works The system checks the air bag electrical system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. See "Air Bag Readiness Light" in the Index for more information....
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 37
    CAUTION: If something is between an occupant and an air bag, the bag might not inflate properly or it might force the object into that person. The path of an inflating air bag must be kept clear. Don't put anything between an occupant and an air bag, and don't attach or put anything on the ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 38
    ...an impact of sufficient severity, the air bag sensing system detects that the vehicle is in a crash. The sensing system triggers a release of gas from the ... which inflates the air bag. The inflator, air bag and related hardware are all part of the air bag modules inside the steering wheel and in the ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 39
    ... won't be there to help protect you in another crash. A new system will include air bag modules and possibly other parts. The service manual for your vehicle covers the need to replace other parts. D Your vehicle is equipped with a crash ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 40
    ... or the right front passenger's air bag, the bag may not work properly. You may have to replace the air bag module in the steering ... Vehicle Air bags affect how your vehicle should be serviced. There are parts of the air bag system in several places around your vehicle. ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 41
    ... the rear seat are hurt more often in crashes than those who are wearing safety belts. Rear passengers who aren't safety belted can be thrown out of the vehicle in a crash. And they can strike others in the vehicle who are wearing safety belts. Rear Seat Outside Passenger ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 42
    ... button on the buckle is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to. 3. To make the lap part tight, pull down on the buckle end of the belt as you pull up on the shoulder part. 1-30
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 43
    The lap part of the belt should be worn low and snug on the hips, just touching the thighs. In a crash,... serious or even fatal injuries. The shoulder belt should go over the shoulder and across the chest. These parts of the body are best able to take belt restraining forces. The safety belt locks if ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 44
    ... Children and Small Adults Rear shoulder belt comfort guides will provide added safety ... one guide for each outside passenger position in the rear seat. To provide added safety belt ... and for smaller adults, the comfort guides may be installed on the shoulder belts. Here's how to install a comfort ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 45
    ...Pull the elastic cord out from between the edge of the seatback and the interior body to remove the guide from its storage clip. 2. Slide the guide under and past the belt. The elastic cord must be under the belt. Then, place the guide over the belt, and insert the two edges of ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 46
    ... that the belt is not twisted and it lies flat. The elastic cord must be under the belt and the guide on top. 4. Buckle, position and release the safety belt as described in "Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions" earlier in this section. Make sure ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 47
    To remove and store the comfort guides, squeeze the belt edges together so that you can take them ..., leaving only the loop of elastic cord exposed. Lap Belt Center Passenger Position When you sit in the center seating position, you have a lap safety belt, which has no retractor. To make the belt ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 48
    .... To make the belt shorter, pull its free end as shown until the belt is snug. Buckle, position and release it the same way as the lap part of a lap-shoulder belt. If the belt isn't long enough, see "Safety Belt Extender" at the end of ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 49
    ...very young child's hip bones are so small that a regular belt might not stay low on the hips, as it should. Instead, the belt...-facing restraint settles into the restraint, so the crash forces can be distributed across the strongest part of the infant's body, the back and shoulders. A baby should ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 50
    ... to hold. Secure the baby in an infant restraint. CAUTION: Never hold a baby in your arms while riding in a vehicle. A baby doesn't weigh much -- until a crash. During a crash a baby will become so heavy you can't hold it. For example, in a ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 51
    Child Restraints Every time infants and young children ride in vehicles, they ...only the child's weight and size, but also whether or not the restraint will be compatible with the motor ...use in a motor vehicle. It's an infant restraint system designed to restrain or position a child on a continuous...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 52
    ... of restraint faces the rear so that the infant's head, neck and body can have the support they need in a frontal crash. Some infant seats come in two parts -- the base stays secured in the vehicle and the seat part is removable. 1-40
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 53
    ... 18 kg) and about 26 to 40 inches (66 to 102 cm) in height, or up to around four years of age. One type, a convertible restraint, is designed to be used either as a rear-facing infant seat or a forward-facing child seat. 1-41
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 54
    ...You may find these instructions on the restraint itself or in a booklet, or both. These restraints use the belt system in your... show you how to do that. Both the owner's manual and the child restraint instructions are important, so if either one of these is not available, obtain a replacement copy ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 55
    Top Strap CAUTION: A child in a rear-facing child restraint can be seriously injured or ... passenger's air bag inflates. This is because the back of the rear-facing child restraint would be very ... that forward-facing child restraints have a top strap, and that the strap be anchored. In the United ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 56
    ... without anchoring the top strap. If your vehicle is not a convertible, top strap anchors are already installed for the rear ... Position You'll be using the lap-shoulder belt. See the earlier part about the top strap if the child restraint has one. Be sure to follow the instructions that came with ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 57
    ...shoulder belt goes in front of the child's face or neck, put it behind the child restraint. 4. Buckle the belt. Make sure the release button is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to. 1-45
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 58
    ...helpful to use your knee to push down on the child restraint as you tighten the belt. 6. Push and pull the child restraint in different directions to be sure ...belt and let it go back all the way. The safety belt will move freely again and be ready to work for an adult or larger child passenger. 1-46
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 59
    ...follow the instructions that came with the child restraint. Secure the child in the child restraint when and as the instructions say. See the earlier part about the top strap if the child restraint has one. 1. Make the belt as long as possible by tilting the...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 60
    ... so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to. ...to push down on the child restraint as you tighten the belt. 6. Push and pull the child restraint in ... restraint, just unbuckle the vehicle's safety belt. It will be ready to work for an adult or larger child passenger. ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 61
    ...facing child restraint in the right front seat. You'll be using the lap-shoulder belt. See the earlier part about the top strap if the child restraint has one. Be sure to follow the instructions that came with the child restraint. Secure the child...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 62
    ...shoulder belt goes in front of the child's face or neck, put it behind the child restraint. 5. Buckle the belt. Make sure the release button is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to. 1-50
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 63
    ...use your knee to push down on the child restraint as you tighten the belt. 7. Push and pull the child restraint in different directions to ...let it go back all the way. The safety belt will move freely again and be ready to work for an adult or larger child passenger. Children who have outgrown child...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 64
    ... of the vehicle, but be sure that the shoulder belt still is on the child's shoulder, so that in a crash the child's upper body would have the restraint that belts provide. If the ...in a rear seat outside position, see "Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides" in the Index. If the child ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 65
    CAUTION: Never do this. Here a child is sitting in a seat that has a lap-shoulder belt, but the shoulder part is behind the child. If the child wears the belt in this way, in a crash the child might slide under the belt. The belt's force would then be ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 66
    ... or broken air bag covers, and have them repaired or replaced. (The air bag system does not need regular maintenance.) Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash If you've had a crash, do you need new belts? After a very ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 67
    ... Parked (Automatic Transaxle) Windows Tilt Wheel (If Equipped) Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever Exterior Lamps Interior Lamps Mirrors ...Cigarette Lighter (If Equipped) Sun Visors Sunroof (If Equipped) Convertible Top (If Equipped) The Instrument Panel - Your Information System Instrument Panel Cluster ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 68
    Keys CAUTION: Leaving children in a vehicle with the ignition key is dangerous for many reasons. A child or others could be badly injured or even killed. They could operate the power windows or other controls or even make the vehicle move. Don't leave the keys in a vehicle with children. 2-2
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 69
    ... locks. If you need a new key, contact your Pontiac dealer who can obtain the correct key code. Remember to carry the pre-cut emergency key which Pontiac sends after delivery (this service is not available in Canada). In an emergency, call the Pontiac ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 70
    ... an unlocked door when you slow down or stop your vehicle. This may not be so obvious: You increase the chance of being thrown out of the vehicle in a crash if the doors aren't locked. Wear safety belts properly, lock your doors, and you will be far ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 71
    ... with rear door security locks that help prevent passengers from opening the rear doors of your vehicle from the inside. To Use One of These ...the switch to unlock your doors. The lever on each rear door works only that door's lock. It won't lock (or unlock) all of the doors -- that's a safety ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 72
    ...the way down. 3. Do the same for the other rear door. The rear door lock will now work normally. Leaving Your Vehicle If you are... interior lamps for a set period of time. The remote keyless entry system consists of a receiver, which is located in the vehicle, and two hand held transmitters. Lockout...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 73
    .... This is normal for any remote keyless entry system. If the transmitter does not work or if you have to stand closer to ... horn will chirp to let you know that the system is armed. The THEFT SYSTEM light will flash on the instrument panel cluster to let you know the system is armed. If a door or the ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 74
    ... twice, the dome lamp will turn on for about 20 seconds or until the ignition is turned on, and the security system will disarm. The THEFT SYSTEM light will stop flashing. If ... or a period of one minute elapses at which time the system will re-arm. Your dealer can change the settings...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 75
    ... weak if the transmitter won't work at the normal range in any location. If you have to... Once your dealer has coded the new transmitter, the lost transmitter will not unlock your vehicle...four transmitters matched to it. NOTICE: When replacing the battery, use care not to touch any of the circuitry....
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 76
    ...so water won't get in. 5. Check the operation of the transmitter with your vehicle. If the transmitter does not work, try resynchronizing the transmitter with the receiver. ... prevents anyone from recording and playing back your signal. The transmitter does not send the same signal ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 77
    ... pass through the seal between the body and the trunk lid: D Make sure all other windows are shut. D Turn the fan on your heating or cooling system to its highest speed with the setting on any airflow selection except MAX. That will force outside air into your...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 78
    ...If Equipped) Pull upward on the remote release handle, located on the floor near the left side of the driver's ... remember to lock the doors. Parking at Night Park in a lighted spot, close all windows and lock ...D If your vehicle has a remote keyless entry system, take the transmitter with you. 2-12
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 79
    ... the THEFT SYSTEM light comes on, you will be able to restart the engine if you turn the engine off. However, your Passlock system is not working properly and ... Circuit Breakers" in the Index). See your dealer for service. In an emergency, call the Pontiac Roadside Assistance Center at 1-...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 80
    ... is running. But even when the engine is not running, you can use RUN to operate your electrical ... some instrument panel warning lights. With the ignition key in the ignition switch, you can turn the switch to ... driving. Even if the engine is not running, the positions ACCESSORY and RUN allow you to ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 81
    ...This could cause a collision. If you need to turn the engine off while the vehicle is moving, .... If none of this works, then your vehicle needs service. To remove the key, turn the key to ... RUN or ACCESSORY. Once the key is turned from RUN to OFF, the radio will continue to work for up to 10 minutes ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 82
    ...NEUTRAL (N) only. Starting Your 2.2 Liter L4 Engine 1. Without pushing the accelerator pedal, turn your ignition key to START....be in NEUTRAL and the parking brake engaged. Hold the clutch pedal to the floor and start the engine. Your vehicle won't start if the clutch pedal is not all the way down ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 83
    NOTICE: Your engine is designed to work with the electronics in your vehicle. If you add electrical parts or accessories, you could change the way the engine operates. Before adding .... Starting Your 2.4 Liter L4 Engine 1. With your foot off the accelerator pedal, turn your ignition key to ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 84
    ... key and the accelerator pedal. Engine Coolant Heater (If Equipped) NOTICE: Your engine is designed to work with the electronics in your vehicle. If you add electrical parts or accessories, you could change the way the engine operates. Before adding electrical equipment, ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 85
    ... a vehicle with a 2.4L L4 engine, the electrical cord is located in front of the coolant surge tank on the passenger's ... engine parts. If you don't, it could be damaged. How long should you keep the coolant ... your vehicle. To Use the Engine Coolant Heater 1. Turn off the engine. 2. Open the hood ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 86
    ... It's the best position to use when you start your engine because your vehicle can't move easily. CAUTION:... Your vehicle can roll. Don't leave your vehicle when the engine is running unless you have to. If you have left the engine running, the vehicle can move suddenly. You or others could be ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 87
    Ensure the shift lever is fully in PARK (P) before starting the engine. Your vehicle has an automatic transaxle shift lock control system. You have to fully apply your regular brakes before you can shift from PARK (P) when the ignition key is in RUN....
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 88
    ... can use SECOND (2) on hills. It can help control your speed as you go down ... you would also want to use your brakes off and on. FIRST (1): This position gives ... and damage the transaxle. Use your brakes or shift into PARK (P) to hold your ... than 65 mph (105 km/h), or you can damage your engine. 2-22
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 89
    ...economy. You can use SECOND (2) on hills. It can help control your speed as you go down steep mountain ...but then you would also want to use your brakes off and on. D Going about 35 mph (55 km... mph (105 km/h), or you can damage your engine. D When driving on hilly, winding roads. D When going down a ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 90
    ... won't shift into first gear until the vehicle is going slowly enough. Manual Transaxle Operation 5-Speed This is your shift pattern. NOTICE: If your ...the accelerator pedal. This could overheat and damage the transaxle. Use your brakes or shift into PARK (P) to hold your vehicle in position on a ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 91
    ... Use this position when you start or idle your engine. REVERSE (R): To back up, press down the ... transaxle. Also, use REVERSE (R), along with the parking brake, for parking your vehicle. Shift Speeds CAUTION:... gear when you downshift, you could lose control of your vehicle. You could injure yourself...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 92
    Up-Shift Light (Manual Transaxle) If you have a manual transaxle, you have a SHIFT light. This light will... go on and off if you quickly change the position of the accelerator. Ignore the SHIFT light when you downshift. Parking Brake The parking brake lever is located between the bucket seats. 2-26
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 93
    ...set. Your vehicle can roll. If you have left the engine running, the vehicle can move suddenly. You or others ...€ in the Index. NOTICE: Driving with the parking brake on can cause your rear brakes to overheat. You may have to replace them, and you could also damage other parts of your vehicle. 2-27
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 94
    ... vehicle with the engine running. Your vehicle could move suddenly if the shift lever is not fully ... PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set. And, if you leave the vehicle with the engine running, ... your vehicle with the engine running, be sure your vehicle is in PARK (P) and your parking brake is ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 95
    ... the shift lever.) If you ever hold the brake pedal down but still can't shift out of PARK (P), try this: 1. Turn the key to OFF. 2. Apply and hold the brake until the end of ... vehicle has an automatic transaxle shift lock control system. You have to fully apply your regular brakes before you ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 96
    ...points on the road or over road debris. D Repairs weren't done correctly. D Your vehicle or exhaust system had been modified improperly. If ... fixed immediately. CAUTION: Things that can burn could touch hot exhaust parts under your vehicle and ignite. Don't park over papers, leaves, dry grass or...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 97
    ... While You're Parked (Automatic Transaxle) It's better not to park with the engine running. But if you ever have to, ... if you're pulling a trailer, also see "Towing a Trailer" in the Index. CAUTION: Idling the engine with the climate control system off could allow dangerous exhaust into ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 98
    ... window switches. This will prevent rear passengers from opening and closing the windows. The driver can still control all ... center console control each of the windows only when the ignition is on. In addition, on four-door models, each rear passenger door has a control switch for its own window. To ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 99
    Tilt Wheel (If Equipped) Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever A tilt steering wheel allows you to adjust the ... The lever on the left side of the steering column includes your: D D D D Turn Signal and Lane Change Indicator Headlamp High/Low Beam Changer Flash-to-Pass Cruise Control (If Equipped) 2-33
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    ...from low beam to high or high beam to low, pull the turn signal lever all the way toward you. Then...burned out and other drivers won't see your turn signal. Flash-to-Pass This feature lets you use... of you that you want to pass. To use it, pull the turn signal/multifunction lever toward you until the...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 101
    ... the inner band up for shorter intervals between wiper cycles. Turn the band down for a longer interval between wiper cycles. If... stop them until the motor cools. Clear away snow or ice to prevent an overload. You control the windshield wipers by moving the stalk with the windshield wiper symbol on ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 102
    ... keeping your foot on the accelerator. This can really help on long trips. Cruise control does not work at speeds below 25 mph (40 km/h). When you apply your brakes, or the clutch pedal if you have a manual transaxle, the cruise control shuts off. 2-36
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 103
    .... CAUTION: If you leave your cruise control switch on when you're not using cruise,... switch to ON. D If your vehicle is in cruise control when the optional enhanced traction system begins to limit wheel ...to safely use it again, you may turn the cruise control back on. 2. Get up to the speed you ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 104
    ...Speed Suppose you set your cruise control at a desired speed and then you apply the brake or clutch pedal. This, of course, shuts off the cruise control. But you don't ... to go faster, do not hold the switch at R/A. Increasing Speed While Using Cruise Control There are two ways...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 105
    ... Control There are several ways to turn off the cruise control: Exterior Lamps D step lightly on the brake pedal, or push the clutch pedal if you ... or the ignition, your cruise control set speed memory is erased. The band on the turn signal/multifunction lever controls your ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 106
    ...Headlamps Parking Lamps Sidemarker Lamps Taillamps Instrument Panel Lights Turn the band rearward to turn the lamps off. D D D D The ignition is on with the engine running, the headlamp switch is OFF, the parking brake is released, and the transaxle ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    ... fog lamps is next to the instrument panel intensity control. A flashing DRL light indicates a possible burned-out headlamp, or that the vehicle may need service to repair a ...you release the parking brake. As with any vehicle, you should turn on the regular headlamp system when you need ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 108
    Interior Lamps Instrument Panel Intensity Control You can brighten or dim the instrument panel lights by turning the thumbwheel up or down. After you exit the vehicle and all of the doors have been closed, the lamps will stay on for an additional 20 seconds before ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 109
    ...If Equipped) These lamps are located forward of the dome lamp. To turn the lamps on, press the switch....turned off, the battery saver system will automatically turn the lamp off after 20 minutes....lamps. To reactivate the interior lamps, either: Manual Remote Control Mirror The outside rearview mirror ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 110
    Power Remote Control Mirrors (If Equipped) The mirror control is located on the driver's door. Turn the control clockwise or counterclockwise to choose the ... right lane, you could hit a vehicle on your right. Check your inside mirror or glance over your shoulder before ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 111
    Breakaway Mirrors If the mirror control lever is unable to operate the mirror adjustment, you can reset... the shift lever. There are also cupholders for the rear seat passengers located under the center console lid....help keep them from falling over during sharp turns or quick starts and stops. Un-clip ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    ...side. Accessory Power Outlet (If Equipped) The accessory power outlet is located in the center console to the left of the shift lever. Just remove the plug from the outlet and follow the proper installation instructions that are included with any electrical equipment you install. These ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    ...convertible top storage area before you lower the top. Even small items in the storage area can damage the top or other parts of the system. Don't raise or lower the convertible top when the temperature is below 20_F (-7_C). The cold can cause cracks and other damage ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 114
    Lowering the Convertible Top 1. Set the parking brake and shift your automatic transaxle into PARK (P) or your manual transaxle into NEUTRAL (N). 2. Turn the ignition to RUN. 3. Lower the side door...handle rearward away from the windshield and hold it until the convertible top is fully lowered. 2-48
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 115
    Installing the Three Piece Boot 6. Rotate the latch handle up to the locked position. 1. From inside the vehicle, pull the tab on the rear seat to fold down the seat. See "Fold-Down Rear Seat" in the Index. 2. Open the trunk and remove both boot side covers. Leave the trunk open. 2-49
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 116
    3. Install the boot side cover by inserting the tab (A) on the underside of the cover into the slot (B) at the top of the quarter trim panel. Place the rear flap of the boot side cover in the trunk lid opening, aligning the eyelet (C) ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    5. Pull the boot center cover from behind the rear seatback and place it over the inner sides ...the boot side covers and the lowered top. 6. Go to the rear of the vehicle. Place the boot center cover... other snap. 7. Close the trunk lid. 8. Raise the rear seatback to the up position. Push the seat back...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    Removing the Three Piece Boot 1. Set the parking brake and shift your automatic transaxle to PARK (P) or your manual transaxle to NEUTRAL (N). 2. Open the trunk and leave it open. 3. From inside the vehicle, fold down the rear seatback. See "Fold-Down Rear ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    ...trim panel. 6. Lift the side cover eyelet (C) at the rear of the side boot cover from the snap ball ...side covers in the trunk. 8. Close the trunk. 9. Raise the rear seatback to the up position. Push the seat back to make sure it is latched. Ensure that the rear seatbelts do not become trapped behind...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    ... panel and the trunk lid opening. The boot attachment for the one piece boot is unique at the rear seat back. 3. Gently pull the boot flap and place it over the striker which is located near the center of the rear pass-through opening. 4. Close the trunk lid. 2-54
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 121
    ... Piece Boot 1. Set the parking brake and shift your automatic transaxle to PARK (P) or your manual transaxle to NEUTRAL (N). 2. Open the trunk and leave it open....seat back to make sure it is latched. Ensure that the rear safety belts do not become trapped behind the rear seats....
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    Raising the Convertible Top 1. Set the parking brake and shift your automatic transaxle to PARK (P) or your manual transaxle to NEUTRAL (N). 2. Turn the ignition to RUN. 3. Lower the door ... forward toward the windshield and hold it until the convertible top is fully raised, and the latch ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    ... to raise the top manually. This will allow you to safely drive the vehicle until you can get the top repaired. Raising the convertible top manually should only be done in an emergency and requires two people. Before you do these steps, check to ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    ...shift your automatic transaxle to PARK (P) or your manual transaxle to NEUTRAL (N). Turn the engine off. 2. Push the button in the latch handle and turn the handle down. 3....the door windows completely. If the power windows do not work, leave the doors open. 7. Position one person...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 125
    ... all the way up. Line up the top so the pins are even with the holes. 9. Pull down on the top and turn the latch handle up to lock the convertible top. Be sure the top is securely latched on both sides. 10. Press the bypass switch up to the NORMAL ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    The Instrument Panel - Your Information System 2-60
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    The main components of your instrument panel are: A. Instrument Panel Intensity Control B. Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever C. Hazard Warning Flashers Switch D. Ignition Switch E. Windshield Wiper/Washer Controls F. Audio System G. Climate ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    Instrument Panel Cluster Your instrument cluster is designed to let you know at a glance how your vehicle is running. You'll know how fast you're ..., and many other things you'll need to know to drive safely and economically. U.S. Cluster Shown, Canada Similar 2-62
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    ... odometer can be seen when the vehicle is running. To view it when the ignition is off, press the trip odometer button located near the display. The ... odometer can be seen when the vehicle is running. To view it when the ignition is off, press the trip odometer button located near the display. You ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 130
    ... and gages can signal that something is wrong before it becomes serious enough to cause an expensive repair or replacement. Paying .... Often gages and warning lights work together to let you know when there's a problem with your vehicle. NOTICE: Do not operate the engine with the tachometer in the ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    ...air bag's electrical system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. The system check includes the air bag sensor... light should go out. This means the system is ready. Safety Belt Reminder Light When the key is turned to RUN or START, a chime will come on for about ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    ... on when you are driving, your air bag system may not work properly. Have your vehicle serviced right away. Charging System Light The charging system light will come on briefly when you turn on the ignition, and the engine is not running, as a check to show you ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    ..., you need both parts working well. If the warning light comes on, there is a brake problem. Have your...CAUTION: Your brake system may not be working properly if the brake system warning light is on.... you have a brake problem. United States Canada This light should come on briefly when you turn the ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    ...start your engine and it will stay on for three seconds. That's normal. If the light stays on, turn the ...possible and turn the ignition off. Then start the engine again to reset the system. If the light still... anti-lock brake system warning light should come on briefly when you turn the ignition key...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    ... with the system. D The warning light will come on when you set your D If the traction control system is affected by an engine-related problem, the system will turn off and the warning light will come on. If the Enhanced Traction System warning light ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 136
    ...into the red area, your engine is too hot! It means that your engine coolant has overheated. The CHECK GAGES light should come on if this ... you should pull off the road, stop your vehicle and turn off the engine as soon as possible. In "Problems on the Road," this manual shows what to do. See "...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    ... to produce a cleaner environment. The CHECK ENGINE light comes on to indicate that there is a problem and service is required. Malfunctions often will be...(TPC) can affect your vehicle's emission controls and may cause the CHECK ENGINE light to come on. Modifications to these systems could lead to ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    This light should come on, as a check to show you it is working, when the ignition is on and the engine is not running. If the light doesn't come on, have it repaired. This light will... to park your vehicle. Turn the key off, wait at least 10 seconds and restart the engine. If the ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 139
    ...you need to know in order to help your vehicle pass an inspection: Your vehicle will not pass this inspection if the CHECK ENGINE light is on or not working properly. Your vehicle will not pass this inspection if the OBD (on-board diagnostic) system ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    ...Light If you have a low engine oil pressure problem, this light will stay on after you start... have your vehicle serviced. NOTICE: Damage to your engine from neglected oil problems can be... ignition is on but the engine is not running, the light will come on as a test to show you it is working, but the...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    Service Vehicle Soon Light This light will come on briefly when you turn on the ignition. PasslockR Warning Light It will stay on or come on if it detects a problem on the ... will come on briefly when you turn the key to START. If the light flashes, the Passlock system has entered a ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    ...higher gear. See “Manual Transaxle” in the Index. United States Only Check Gages Light United States Canada This light will come on briefly when you are starting the engine. If it comes on ... warning zones or if you are low on fuel. “Engine Coolant Temperature Gage” and “Fuel Gageମ.
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    ...owners ask about. None of these show a problem with your fuel gage: D At the service station, the gas pump shuts ... tank's capacity to fill the tank. speed up. D The gage moves a little when you turn a corner or ... go back to empty when you turn off the ignition. For your fuel tank capacity, see "...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 144
    ...ll find out how to operate the comfort control and audio systems offered with your vehicle.... to read about the particular systems supplied with your vehicle. 3-2 3-5 3-5 3-6 3-6 3-7 3-8 3-8 3-8 3-9 3-12 3-17 Comfort Controls Air ... Setting the Clock for Systems with Radio Data System AM-FM Stereo AM-FM...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    ...The left knob selects the force of air you want. Turn the knob clockwise to increase fan speed and counterclockwise to decrease fan speed. To turn the fan off, turn the mode knob all the way counterclockwise to off. In any other setting, the fan will run continuously. ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    ...to the floor ducts. Climate Control System with Air Conditioning (If Equipped) Fan Knob The left knob selects the force of air you want. Turn the knob clockwise to increase fan speed and counterclockwise to decrease fan speed. To turn the fan off, turn the mode knob all the way counterclockwise to...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    ...center knob changes the temperature of the air coming through the system. Turn this knob toward red (clockwise) for warmer air. Turn it toward blue (counterclockwise) for cooler air. Mode Knob The right knob has several settings to control the direction of airflow. For each setting, set the...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    ...so the heated air can reach the rear seat passengers. If your vehicle has an engine coolant heater, you can use it to help your system provide warm air faster when...lower). An engine coolant heater warms the coolant your engine and heating system use to provide heat. See "Engine ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    ..., set the right control to BI-LEVEL and the fan control to the highest setting. To defog the side windows while using the air conditioner, set the right control to BI-LEVEL, the fan control to the highest setting, and press the A/C button. For both systems, aim the side vents toward the...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 150
    ...System For mild outside temperatures when little heating or cooling is needed, use VENT to direct outside... will also enter the vehicle when the air conditioning fan is running. Ventilation Tips D Keep the hood... windows. the mode knob to FLOOR and the fan to the highest speed for a few moments before...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    ...of it if you acquaint yourself with it first. Find out what your audio system can do and how to operate all its controls, to be sure you're getting the most out of the advanced engineering that went into it. Your vehicle has a feature called Retained ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 152
    ... SEEK arrows again to stop scanning. The radio will scan to stations with a strong signal only. Playing the Radio PWR VOL: Press this knob to turn the system on and off. To increase volume, turn the knob clockwise. Turn it counterclockwise to ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 153
    ... AM, six FM1 and six FM2). Just: 1. Turn the radio on. 2. Press AM FM to select the band... or TREBLE to the middle position, select the desired tone control. Then press and hold AUDIO for ... will appear on the display. To set all of the tone controls and speaker controls to the middle position, end out ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 154
    ... FADE to the middle position, select the desired speaker control. Then press and hold AUDIO for...appear on the display. To set all of the tone controls and speaker controls to the middle position, end ...has not been configured properly for your vehicle and must be returned to the dealership for service....
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    ... SEEK arrows again to stop scanning. The radio will scan to stations with a strong signal only. Playing the Radio PWR-VOL: Press this knob to turn the system on and off. To increase volume, turn the knob clockwise. Turn it counterclockwise to ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 156
    ... AM, six FM1 and six FM2). Just: 1. Turn the radio on. 2. Press AM-FM to select the band... or TREBLE to the middle position, select the desired tone control. Then press and hold AUDIO for ... will appear on the display. To set all of the tone controls and speaker controls to the middle position, end out ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 157
    ... or FADE to the middle position, select the desired speaker control. Then press and hold AUDIO for ...Tapes longer than that are so thin they may not work well in this player. The longer side with ...and SEEK controls just as you do for the radio. The radio will display UP or the Y symbol if the top side ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 158
    ...seconds of silence between each selection for PREV to work. The sound will mute while seeking. NEXT... of silence between each selection for NEXT to work. The sound will mute while seeking. REV... (4): Press this button to advance quickly to another part of the tape. FWD will appear on the display. Press...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    ... seconds of silence between each selection for RPT to work. Press this button again to turn off repeated play. OFF will appear on the display. AM-FM: Press this ...that your radio has not been configured properly for your vehicle and must be returned to the dealership for service. 3-16
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 160
    ... Playing the Radio PWR-VOL: Press this knob to turn the system on and off. To increase volume, turn the knob clockwise. Turn it counterclockwise to decrease volume. SCV: Your system has a feature ...while seeking. The radio will seek to stations with a strong signal only. If your vehicle is equipped ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 161
    ... until the desired tone control (BASS, MID or TREB) is found. The SELECT LED indicator will light to show that the tone control can be adjusted. When using BASS or MID, turn the SELECT knob clockwise to increase bass. Turn it counterclockwise to decrease ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 162
    ... preset up to six equalization settings. Just: 1. Turn the radio on. 2. Use the TONE button and the ... Press EQ or turn the SELECT knob to select the desired EQ number. Each time you press EQ or turn the SELECT knob, another EQ... Data System (RDS). RDS mode gives you many useful new features. With RDS, ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 163
    ... message. If the whole message does not appear on the display, parts of the message will appear every ... seconds until the message is completed. To see the parts of the message faster than every three ... knob will light. The last selected PTY will appear on the display for five seconds. Turn the SELECT ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    ...-TYPE, if it is not already on. 2. Press AM-FM to select FM1 or FM2. 3. Turn the SELECT ... warns of national or local emergencies. You will not be able to turn off alert announcements. ALERT! .... Turn the SELECT knob clockwise to adjust the sound to the front speakers and counterclockwise for the rear ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 165
    ..., the track number will appear on the display. If CHECK CD appears on the radio display and... and provide it to your dealer when reporting the problem. within a track. Release it to play the passage... at a reduced volume. The display will show elapsed time. RDM (3): Press this button to hear the tracks...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    ... track has been playing. To change what is normally shown on the display (track or elapsed time), press the button until you see the display you want, then hold...display it means that your radio has not been configured properly for your vehicle and must be returned to the dealership for service. 3-23
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    ...Playing the Radio PWR-VOL: Press this knob to turn the system on and off. To increase volume,...turn the knob clockwise. Turn it counterclockwise to decrease volume. SCV: Your system has a feature ...there. The sound will mute while seeking. The radio will seek to stations with a strong signal only. 3-24
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    ... until the desired tone control (BASS, MID or TREB) is found. The SELECT LED indicator will light to show that the tone control can be adjusted. When using BASS or MID, turn the SELECT knob clockwise to increase bass. Turn it counterclockwise to decrease ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    ... preset up to six equalization settings. Just: 1. Turn the radio on. 2. Use the TONE button and the ... Press EQ or turn the SELECT knob to select the desired EQ number. Each time you press EQ or turn the SELECT knob, another EQ... Data System (RDS). RDS mode gives you many useful new features. With RDS, ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    ... message. If the whole message does not appear on the display, parts of the message will appear every ... seconds until the message is completed. To see the parts of the message faster than every three ... knob will light. The last selected PTY will appear on the display for five seconds. Turn the SELECT ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 171
    ...-TYPE, if it is not already on. 2. Press AM-FM to select FM1 or FM2. 3. Turn the SELECT ... warns of national or local emergencies. You will not be able to turn off alert announcements. ALERT! .... Turn the SELECT knob clockwise to adjust the sound to the front speakers and counterclockwise for the rear ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    ... Tapes longer than that are so thin they may not work well in this player. The longer side with the... tape over and repeat. If the hubs do not turn easily, your tape may be ... to your dealer when reporting the problem. "" (1): Press this button to advance quickly to another part of the tape. Press the ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    ... DOLBY NR ON will appear on the display. Press it again to turn Dolby off. Dolby Noise Reduction is... seconds of silence between each selection for SCAN to work. Use SCAN to listen to each selection for...TAPE and CD icons. : Press this button located to the right of the cassette slot to remove the tape....
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    ..., the track number will appear on the display. If CHECK CD appears on the radio display and ... and provide it to your dealer when reporting the problem. "" (1): Press and hold this button to advance... at a reduced volume. The display will show elapsed time. RDM (3): Press this button to hear the tracks...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    ... sound at a reduced volume. The display will show elapsed time. EQ: Press EQ to select the desired preset... change what is normally shown on the display (track or elapsed time), press the button until you see ...TAPE and CD icons. : Press this button located to the left of the CD slot to remove the disc....
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    ...it will not operate and LOCKED will be displayed. When the radio and vehicle are turned off, the blinking red light indicates that THEFTLOCK is armed. With THEFTLOCK activated, your radio will not operate if stolen. Personal Choice Radio Controls (If Equipped) With this ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 177
    ... avoid hearing loss or damage: D Adjust the volume control to the lowest setting. D Increase volume slowly ... operation of your vehicle's engine, Delphi Delco Electronics radio or other systems, and even ... hearing. Take precautions by adjusting the volume control on your radio to a safe sound level ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    ...of the cleaner cassette turn. The recommended cleaning cassette is available through your dealership (GM Part No. 12344789). When using a scrubbing action, non-...AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player: 1. Turn the ignition to RUN or ACCESSORY. 2. Turn the radio off. 3. Press and hold...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    ...-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape and Compact Disc Player with Radio Data System and Programmable Equalization: 1. Turn the ignition to RUN or ACCESSORY. 2. Turn the radio off. 3. Press and hold the TAPE CD button for five seconds. READY will appear on the ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    ...available on RDS radios. Removing the radio and not replacing it with a factory radio or chime module will disable vehicle chimes. Fixed Mast Antenna The fixed mast... mast is badly bent, as it might be by vandals, you should replace it. Check every once in a while to be sure the mast is...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    ... tips on driving. 4-2 4-3 4-6 4-6 4-11 4-13 4-13 4-15 4-16 4-17 4-20 Defensive Driving Drunken Driving Control of a Vehicle Braking Steering Off-Road Recovery Passing Loss of Control Driving at Night Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads City Driving 4-21 4-22 4-23 4-23...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    ..., in both city and rural driving. You never know when the vehicle in front of you is going to brake or turn suddenly. Defensive driving requires that a driver concentrate on the driving task. Anything that distracts from the driving task -- such as concentrating on ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    ...drive a vehicle: The obvious way to solve the leading highway safety problem is for people never to drink alcohol and then drive. But what ...depends on each person and situation, here is some general information on the problem. The Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of someone who is drinking depends ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    ... At a BAC level of 0.10 percent, the chance of this driver having a collision is 12 times greater; at a level of 0.15 percent, the chance is 25 times greater! It's the amount of alcohol that counts. For example, if the same person drank three double martinis (3 ounces ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    ... research shows that alcohol in a person's system can make crash injuries worse, especially ... who has been drinking -- driver or passenger -- is in a crash, that person's chance of being killed or permanently disabled is higher than if the person had not been drinking. CAUTION: Drinking and then...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    Control of a Vehicle You have three systems that make your vehicle go where you want it to go....driving on snow or ice, it's easy to ask more of those control systems than the tires and road can provide. That means you can lose control of your vehicle. (Also see "Enhanced Traction System" in the...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    .... When you start your engine, or when you begin to drive away, your anti-lock brake system will check itself. You may notice...that your brake pedal moves or pulses a little. This is normal. If there's a problem with the anti-lock brake system, this warning light will stay on. See "Anti-Lock Brake ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 188
    ... an animal jumps out in front of you. You slam on the brakes. Here's what happens with ABS. A computer senses that wheels are slowing down. If..., your computer keeps receiving updates on wheel speed and controls braking pressure accordingly. Remember: Anti-lock doesn't change the time you need to ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    ... of the front wheels are spinning or beginning to lose traction. When this happens, the system reduces engine power and may also upshift the transaxle to limit wheel spin. This light will come on when your Enhanced Traction System is limiting wheel spin. See "Enhanced ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    ...if there's a problem. See "Enhanced Traction System Warning Light" in the Index. When this warning light ...you prefer. When you turn the system off, the Enhanced Traction System warning light will come ... spin when you press the button to turn the system off, the warning light will come on -- but ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    ...Power Steering If you lose power steering assist because the engine stops or the system is not functioning, you can steer but it will ... through a sharp curve. Then you suddenly accelerate. Both control systems -- steering and acceleration -- have to do their work where the tires meet the road. Adding...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    ... cars and stops right in front of you. You can avoid these problems by braking -- if you can stop in time. But sometimes you can't; there isn't room. That's the time for evasive action -- steering around the problem. Your vehicle can perform very well in emergencies ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    ...your vehicle straddles the edge of the pavement. You can turn the steering wheel up to one-quarter turn ...right front tire contacts the pavement edge. Then turn your steering wheel to go straight down ... see a sign up ahead that might indicate a turn or an intersection, delay your pass. A broken center ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    ... a chance to pass is coming up, start your left lane change signal before moving out of the right lane to pass. When you are far ..., make it easy for the Even though the brake lamps are not flashing, it may be slowing down or starting to turn. following driver to get ahead of you. Perhaps you can ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 195
    ... driving experts say about what happens when the three control systems (brakes, steering and acceleration) don’t ... avoid only the braking skid. Skidding In a skid, a driver can lose control of the vehicle.... correspond to your vehicle’s three control systems. In the braking skid, your wheels arenମ.
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 196
    ...between you and other vehicles. headlamps can light up only so much road ahead....old driver may require at least twice as much light to see the same thing at night as a 20-year-... likely to be impaired -- by alcohol or drugs, with night vision problems, or by fatigue. Here are some tips on night driving...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 197
    ...eyes contract repeatedly. Remember that your headlamps light up far less of a roadway when you are in a turn or curve. Keep your eyes moving; that way, itମ. and wet roads can mean driving trouble. On a wet road, you can’t stop, accelerate or turn as well because your tire-...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 198
    ... going through some car washes can cause problems, too. The water may affect your brakes. Try to avoid puddles. ... cause pulling to one side. You could lose control of the vehicle. After driving through a large puddle of water or a car wash, apply your brake pedal lightly until your brakes ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 199
    ... If you drive too quickly through deep puddles or standing water, water can come in through your engine's air intake and badly damage your engine. Never drive through water that is slightly lower than the underbody of your vehicle. If you can't avoid deep puddles or standing water, drive through...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 200
    ... as a warning signal. A traffic light is there because the corner is busy enough to need it. When a light turns green, ... for vehicles that have not cleared the intersection or may be running the red light. One of the biggest problems with city streets is the amount of traffic on them. You'll want ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 201
    ... gap at close to the prevailing speed. Switch on your turn signal, check your mirrors and glance over your shoulder as often as necessary. Try to ...changing lanes, check your mirrors. Then use your turn signal. Just before you leave the lane, glance quickly over your shoulder to make sure...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    ...such as after a day's work -- don't plan to make too many miles that first part of the journey. Wear comfortable..., you'll find experienced and able service experts in Pontiac dealerships all across North America. ... in good shape? D Fuel, Engine Oil, Other Fluids: Have you checked all levels? D ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    ... scenery, along with the hum of the tires on the road, the drone of the engine, and the rush of the wind against the vehicle that... less than a second, and you could crash and be injured. What can you do ... sure your vehicle is well ventilated, with a comfortably cool interior. D Keep your eyes moving....
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    ... when you go downhill. D Keep your vehicle in good shape. Check all fluid levels and also the brakes, tires, cooling system and transaxle. These parts can work hard on mountain roads. D Know how to go down hills. The most important thing to ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    Winter Driving Here are some tips for winter driving: D Have your vehicle in good shape for winter. D You may want to put winter emergency supplies in your trunk. Include an ice scraper, a small brush or broom, a supply of windshield washer fluid, a rag, some winter outer clothing, a small ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    Driving on Snow or Ice Most of the time, those places where your tires meet the road probably have ...grip" and will need to be very careful. What's the worst time for this? "Wet ice." Very cold snow or ice ...on. But wet ice can be even more trouble because it may offer the least traction of all...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 207
    ... you don't have the Enhanced Traction System, accelerate gently. Try not to break the fragile traction. If ...road. Even though you have the anti-lock braking system, you'll want to begin stopping sooner...you, brake before you are on it. Try not to brake while you're actually on the ice, and avoid ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    ... are some things to do to summon help and keep yourself and your passengers safe: D Turn on your hazard flashers. D Tie a red cloth to your vehicle to alert police that you've been stopped by the snow. You can run the engine to keep warm, but be careful. 4-28
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    ... that's away from the wind. This will help keep CO out. Run your engine only as long as you must. This saves fuel. When ...-charged battery to restart the vehicle, and possibly for signaling later on with your headlamps. Let the heater run for a while. Then, shut the engine off and close the window ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    .... 5. Release the parking brake. Towing Your Vehicle From the Front 4-Speed Automatic and 5-Speed Manual Transaxles (Without ...: 1. Put the front wheels on a dolly. 2. Set the parking brake. 3. Turn the ignition key to OFF to unlock the steering wheel. See "Ignition Positions" in the Index. 4-30
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    1. Set the parking brake. 2. Turn the ignition key to OFF to unlock the steering wheel. 3. Shift your transaxle to NEUTRAL (N). 4. Release the parking brake....vehicle from the rear. Your vehicle could be badly damaged and the repairs would not be covered by your warranty. 4-31
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 212
    ...may properly carry. The Tire-Loading Information label found on the rear edge of the driver's door tells you the proper size, speed rating and ...-installed options. The other label is the Certification label, found on the rear edge of the driver's door. It tells you the gross ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 213
    ... GAWR. If you do, parts on your vehicle can break, and it can... could cause you to lose control and crash. Also, overloading can shorten... you have to stop or turn quickly, or if there is a crash, they'll keep... and injure people in a sudden stop or turn, or in a crash. D Put things in the trunk of your...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 214
    ...properly, you can lose control when you pull a trailer. For example, if the trailer is too heavy, the brakes may not work well -- or even at all. You and ... and it has to be used properly. That's the reason for this part. In it are many time-tested, important trailering tips and safety ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 215
    ... be state or provincial police. dealer about sway controls. D Do not tow when the ambient temperature is above 100_F (...) your new vehicle is driven. Your engine, axle or other parts could be damaged. tow a ... make starts at full throttle. This helps your engine and other parts of your vehicle wear in ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 216
    ... your dealer for our trailering information or advice, or you can write us at: Pontiac-GMC Customer Assistance Center P.O. Box 436008 Pontiac, Michigan 48343-6008 In Canada, write to: General Motors of Canada Limited Customer Communication Centre 1908 Colonel ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 217
    ... of the trailer so that the tongue will not drop to the road if it becomes separated from the hitch. Instructions about safety chains may be provided by the hitch manufacturer or by the ... enough slack so you can turn with your rig. And, never allow safety chains to drag on the ground....
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 218
    ...brakes, start your vehicle and trailer moving and then apply the trailer brake controller by hand to be sure the brakes are working. This lets you check your electrical connection at ... trailer. This can help you avoid situations that require heavy braking and sudden turns. 4-38
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 219
    Turn Signals When Towing a Trailer When you tow a trailer, your vehicle may need a different turn signal flasher and/or extra wiring. Check with your dealer. The arrows on your instrument panel will flash whenever you signal a turn or lane ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    ... don't shift into PARK (P) yet or into gear for a manual transaxle. When parking uphill, turn your wheels away from the curb. When... Hill 1. Apply your regular brakes and hold the pedal down while you: D Start your engine; D Shift into a gear; and D Release the parking brake. 2. Let up on the brake...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    ...are automatic transaxle fluid (don't overfill), engine oil, drive belt, cooling system and brake system. Each of these is covered ... with a 2.2L L4 (Code 4) engine or D equipped with a manual transaxle or a three-speed automatic transaxle. Engine Cooling When Trailer Towing Your cooling system may ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    ...the Road Here you'll find what to do about some problems that can occur on the road. 5-2 5-3 5-3 5-8 5-8 Hazard Warning Flashers Other Warning Devices Jump Starting Towing Your Vehicle Engine Overheating 5-11 5-18 5-19 5-27 5-28 Cooling System If a Tire Goes Flat Changing...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    ... and rear turn signal lamps flash on and off. Your hazard warning flashers work no ... the switch to the left. When the hazard warning flashers are on, your turn signals won't work. Your hazard warning ...They also let police know you have a problem. Your front and rear turn signal lamps will flash on ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    ...-in hydrometer. Do not charge, test or jump start the battery if the hydrometer looks clear or light yellow. Replace the battery when there is a clear or light yellow ... vehicle by pushing or pulling it won't work, and it could damage your vehicle. 1. Check the other vehicle. It must ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 225
    .... The repairs wouldn't be covered by your warranty. 4. Open the hoods and locate the batteries. CAUTION: An electric fan can start up even when the engine is not running and can injure you. Keep hands, clothing and tools away from any ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 226
    ... things you should know. Positive (+) will go to positive (+) and negative (-) will go to a heavy, unpainted metal engine part. Don't connect positive (+) to negative (-) or ... short that would damage the battery and maybe other parts too. 7. Remove the red plastic cap, and connect...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 227
    ... go to the dead battery. It goes to a heavy, unpainted metal part on the engine of the vehicle with the dead battery. 9. Now connect the black ... inches (45 cm) away from the dead battery, but not near engine parts that move. The electrical connection is just as good there, but the chance of sparks ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 228
    CAUTION: Fans or other moving engine parts can injure you badly. Keep your hands away from moving parts once the engine is running. 11. Now start the vehicle with the good ...€™t touch each other or any other metal. A. Heavy, Unpainted Metal Engine Part B. Good Battery C. Dead Battery 5-7
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 229
    ...to have your vehicle towed. See "Roadside Assistance" in the Index. Engine Overheating You will find a coolant temperature gage and a low coolant warning light on your vehicle's instrument panel. See "Engine Coolant Temperature Gage" and "Low Coolant Warning Light" in the ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 230
    ... hood. Stay away from the engine if you see or hear steam coming from it. Just turn it off and get ... engine if it overheats, and get out of the vehicle until the engine is cool. NOTICE: If your engine ... keep driving with no coolant, your vehicle can be badly damaged. The costly repairs would not be ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 231
    ... or hear no steam, the problem may not be too serious. Sometimes the engine can get a little ... still have the warning, turn off the engine and get everyone out of the vehicle until it cools down. ... conditioner and it's on, turn it off. 2. Turn on your heater to full hot at the highest fan speed and ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 232
    Cooling System When you decide it's safe to lift the hood, here's what you'll see: 2.4L L4 Engine A. Coolant Surge Tank with Pressure Cap B. Electric Engine Cooling Fan 2.2L L4 Engine A. Coolant Surge Tank with Pressure Cap B. Electric Engine Cooling Fan 5-11
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    CAUTION: An electric engine cooling fan under the hood can start up even when the engine is not running and can injure you. Keep hands, clothing and tools away from any underhood electric fan. If the coolant inside the coolant surge tank is boiling, don't do anything else until...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 234
    ... DEX-COOLR is not covered by your new vehicle warranty. If there seems to be no leak, with the engine on, check to see if the electric engine cooling fan is running. If the engine is overheating, the fan should be running. If it isn't, ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 235
    ... pressure cap -- even a little -- they can come out at high speed. Never turn the cap when the cooling system, including the coolant surge tank pressure cap, is hot. Wait for the cooling system and coolant surge tank pressure cap to cool if ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 236
    ...parts. So use the recommended coolant. CAUTION: You can be burned if you spill coolant on hot engine parts. Coolant contains ethylene glycol and it will burn if the engine parts are hot enough. Don't spill coolant on a hot engine. 5-15
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 237
    ...remove it. 1. You can remove the coolant surge tank pressure cap when the cooling system, including the coolant surge tank pressure cap and upper radiator hose, is no longer hot. Turn the pressure cap slowly counterclockwise (left) about two or...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 238
    ... off, start the engine and let it run until you can feel the upper radiator hose getting hot. Watch out for the engine cooling fan. By this time, the coolant level inside the coolant surge tank may be lower. If the level is lower, add more ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 239
    ... Steer to maintain lane position, and then gently brake to a stop well out of the traffic lane. Check the level in the surge tank when the cooling system has cooled down. If the coolant isn't at the proper level, repeat Steps 1 to 3 and ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 240
    ...flat, avoid further tire and wheel damage by driving slowly to a level place. Turn on your hazard warning flashers. CAUTION: ... transaxle shift lever in PARK (P), or shift a manual transaxle to FIRST (1) or REVERSE (R). 3. Turn off the engine. To be even more certain the vehicle won't move, you can...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 241
    Removing the Spare Tire and Tools The equipment you'll need is in the trunk. Turn the center retainer nut on the compact spare cover counterclockwise to remove it. Lift and remove the tire cover. See "Compact Spare Tire" later in this section for more information about the compact spare. 5-...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 242
    Turn the wing bolt counterclockwise and remove it. Then lift off the adapter and remove the spare tire. Remove the jack and the wheel wrench from the trunk. Your vehicle's jack and wheel wrench are stored in a foam tray. Remove the band around the jack. The tools you'll be using include the ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 243
    ... in. The front notch is 9 inches (23 cm) back from the front wheel well. The rear notch is 8 inches (20 cm) forward from the rear wheel well. As shown by the diagram, if your vehicle has flared side moldings, both front and rear notches are 18 inches (46 cm) from the wheel wells. Position the jack ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 244
    ...avoid personal injury and vehicle damage, be sure to fit the jack lift head into the proper location before raising the vehicle. 4. Raise the vehicle by turning the jack handle clockwise. Raise the vehicle far enough off the ground so there is enough ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 245
    ...each nut by hand until the wheel is held against the hub. CAUTION: Rust or dirt on the wheel, or on the parts to which it is fastened, can make the wheel nuts become loose after a time. The wheel could come off and cause an accident. When you change a wheel,...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 246
    ... wheel nuts firmly in a crisscross sequence, as shown. CAUTION: 9. Lower the vehicle by turning the wheel jack handle counterclockwise. Lower the jack completely. Incorrect wheel...Be sure to use the correct wheel nuts. If you have to replace them, be sure to get new GM original equipment wheel nuts. ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    ... to brake pulsation and rotor damage. To avoid expensive brake repairs, evenly tighten the wheel nuts in the proper sequence and to the proper torque specification. Don't ...in the trunk until you have the flat tire repaired or replaced. Storing the Flat Tire and Tools CAUTION:...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    ...to 3,000 miles (5 000 km), so you can finish your trip and have your full-size tire repaired or replaced where you want. Of course, it's best to replace your spare with a full-size tire as soon as you can. Your spare will last longer and be in good shape in case...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    .... That can damage the tire and wheel, and maybe other parts of your vehicle. Don't use your compact spare on other vehicles....explode, and you or others could be injured. And, the transaxle or other parts of the vehicle can overheat. That could cause an engine compartment fire or other damage. When ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 250
    NOTICE: Spinning your wheels can destroy parts of your vehicle as well as the tires. If you spin .... Rocking Your Vehicle To Get It Out First, turn your steering wheel left and right. ... pedal while you shift, and press lightly on the accelerator pedal when the transaxle is in gear. By slowly spinning ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 251
    ... the Inside of Your Vehicle Care of Safety Belts Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle Cleaning Your Convertible Top Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Electrical System Replacement Bulbs Capacities and Specifications Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts 6- 6-1
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 252
    ...your service needs. You’ll get genuine GM parts and GM-trained and supported service people. We hope youମ. GM. Genuine GM parts have one of these marks: Doing Your Own Service Work If you... a record with all parts receipts and list the mileage and the date of any service work you perform...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 253
    ... it. D Be sure you have sufficient knowledge, experience, the proper replacement parts and tools before you attempt any vehicle ... performance and engine protection. Gasolines meeting the AAMA specification could provide improved driveability and emission control system performance compared to other ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 254
    ... Index.) If this occurs, return to your authorized Pontiac dealer for diagnosis to determine the cause of failure. In... If this occurs, return to your authorized Pontiac dealer for service. To provide cleaner air, all ... in your engine and fuel system, allowing your emission control system to function ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 255
    ... be hard to find. Never use leaded gasoline or any other fuel not recommended in the previous text on fuel. Costly repairs caused by use of improper fuel wouldn't be covered by your warranty. To check on fuel availability, ask an auto club, or ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    .... This spray can happen if your tank is nearly full, and is more likely in hot weather. Open the fuel filler cap slowly and wait for ...by placing the fuel cap strap in the strap hanger. To remove the cap, turn it slowly to the left (counterclockwise). The cap has a spring in it;...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    When you put the cap back on, turn it to the right (clockwise) until you hear a clicking sound. Make sure you fully ... not fit properly. This may cause your malfunction indicator lamp to light and your fuel tank and emissions system may be damaged. See "Malfunction Indicator Lamp" in the Index. ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 258
    ... the Hood CAUTION: An electric fan under the hood can start up and injure you even when the engine is not running. Keep ... under the instrument panel. CAUTION: Things that burn can get on hot engine parts and start a fire. These include liquids like gasoline, oil, coolant, brake fluid, windshield ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 259
    ... release lever. The secondary hood release lever is located near the front center of the hood toward the ...To make sure that the secondary hood release handle works properly, lubricate the hood latch at least once... above the vehicle and release to latch fully. Check to make sure the hood is closed and ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 260
    2.2L L4 Engine (Code 4) When you open up the hood you'll see: A. B. C. D. Coolant Surge Tank Power Steering Fluid Reservoir Engine Oil Fill Cap/Dipstick Brake Fluid Reservoir E. Hydraulic Clutch Fluid Reservoir (If Equipped) F. Automatic Transaxle Fluid Dipstick (If Equipped) G. ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 261
    2.4L L4 Engine (Code T) When you open up the hood you'll see: A. B. C. D. Coolant Surge Tank Engine Oil Fill Cap Engine Oil Dipstick Power Steering Fluid Reservoir E. Brake Fluid Reservoir F. Hydraulic Clutch Fluid Reservoir (If Equipped) G. Battery H. Engine Air Cleaner/Filter I. ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 262
    ... the oil pressure light appears on the instrument panel, it means you need to check your engine oil ... engine oil level regularly; this is an added reminder. Checking Engine Oil It's a good idea to ... engine. The dipstick's handle will be a yellow ring. Turn off the engine and give the oil several ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 263
    ...Don't add too much oil. If your engine has so much oil that the oil level gets above the upper mark that shows the proper operating range, your engine could be damaged. When to Add Engine Oil...oil. But you must use the right kind. This part explains what kind of oil to use. For crankcase capacity,...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 264
    What Kind of Engine Oil to Use Oils recommended for your vehicle can be identified by looking for ... for you, be sure the oil put into your engine is American Petroleum Institute certified for gasoline engines. ...add oil if you have a 2.4L L4 Engine. Be sure to fill it enough to put the level somewhere ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 265
    ... as SAE 20W-50. _ _ NOTICE: Use only engine oil with the American Petroleum Institute Certified For ...to use the recommended oil can result in engine damage not covered by your warranty. GM GoodwrenchR ... easier cold starting and better protection for your engine at extremely low temperatures. 6-15
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 266
    ...cleaner. Wash or properly throw away clothing or rags containing used engine oil. (See the manufacturer's warnings about the use and disposal of oil products... to a place that collects used oil. If you have a problem properly disposing of your used oil, ask your dealer, a service station or a local ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 267
    Engine Air Cleaner/Filter The air cleaner is located on the driver's side of the engine compartment near the battery. To check or replace the filter, remove the screws that hold the cover on and lift the cover. Be sure to reinstall the air ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 268
    ... be burned. The air cleaner not only cleans the air, it stops flame if the engine backfires. If...be burned. Don't drive with it off, and be careful working on the engine with the air cleaner/filter off. ... and Change A good time to check your automatic transaxle fluid level is when the engine oil is ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 269
    .... Too much can mean that some of the fluid could come out and fall on hot engine parts or exhaust system parts, starting a fire. Be sure to get an accurate reading if you check your transaxle fluid. Wait at least 30 minutes before checking the ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 270
    Then, without shutting off the engine, follow these steps: 1. If you have a three-speed automatic transaxle, the handle on the ... it back in all the way, wait three seconds and then pull it back out again. 3. Check both sides of the dipstick, and read the lower level. The fluid level must be in the ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 271
    ... your automatic transaxle. Damage caused by fluid other than DEXRONR-III is not covered by your new vehicle warranty. 3. After adding fluid, recheck the fluid level as described under "How to Check." 4. When the correct fluid level is obtained, push the dipstick back in all ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 272
    ... only reason for fluid loss. If a leak occurs, take the vehicle to the dealership service department and have it repaired as soon as possible. ... leak in the system. Adding fluid won't correct a leak. A fluid loss in this system could indicate a problem. Have the system inspected and repaired. 6-22
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 273
    ...fluid reaches the step inside the reservoir, the fluid level is correct. Engine Coolant The cooling system in your vehicle is filled with DEX-COOLR engine...coolant. The following explains your cooling system and how to add coolant when it is low. If you have a problem with engine overheating, see "...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 274
    ...you use only DEX-COOLR (silicate-free) coolant. If coolant other than DEX-COOL is added to the system, premature engine, heater core or radiator corrosion may result. In addition, the engine coolant will require change sooner -- at 30,000 miles (50 000...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 275
    ... can freeze and crack the engine, radiator, heater core and other parts. If you have to add coolant more than four times a year, have your dealer check your cooling system. Checking Coolant NOTICE: If you use the proper coolant, you don't have to ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 276
    ...-COOLR coolant mixture at the surge tank, but only when the engine is cool. Adding Coolant CAUTION: You can be burned if you spill coolant on hot engine parts. Coolant contains ethylene glycol, and... burn if the engine parts are hot enough. Don't spill coolant on a hot engine. When replacing the ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 277
    ...-type cap and must be tightly installed to prevent coolant loss and possible engine damage from overheating. When you replace your surge tank pressure cap,... unusual noise. A fluid loss in this system could indicate a problem. Have the system inspected and repaired. 6-27
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 278
    How to Check Power Steering Fluid Turn the key off, let the engine compartment cool down, wipe the cap and the top of the reservoir clean, then unscrew the cap and wipe the dipstick with a clean rag. Replace the cap and completely tighten it. Then remove...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 279
    ... solution to freeze and damage your washer fluid tank and other parts of the washer system. Also, water doesn't clean as well...which could damage the tank if it is completely full. Don't use engine coolant (antifreeze) in your windshield washer. It can damage your washer system and paint. Brakes ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 280
    ...: If you have too much brake fluid, it can spill on the engine. The fluid will burn if the engine is hot enough. You or ...: With the wrong kind of fluid in your brake system, your brakes may not work well, or they may not even work at all. This could cause a crash. Always use the proper brake fluid. ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 281
    ... D Using the wrong fluid can badly damage brake system parts. For example, just a few drops of mineral-based oil, such as engine oil, in your brake system can damage brake system parts so badly that they'll have to be replaced. Don't let someone put in the wrong ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 282
    ...may need adjustment. Adjust them by backing up and firmly applying the brakes a few times. Replacing Brake System Parts The braking system on a vehicle is complex. Its many parts have to be of top quality and work well together if the vehicle is ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 283
    ... bulb to use, see "Replacement Bulbs" in the Index. For any bulb changing procedure not listed in this section, contact your Pontiac dealer's service department. Vehicle Storage If you're not going to drive your vehicle for 25 days or more...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 284
    Headlamps To replace one of your headlamps, do the following: 2. Remove the bolts that anchors the headlamp assembly. Pull the headlamp assembly toward the... fasteners that hold the shield in place. 3. Twist the bulb retainer one-eighth of a turn counterclockwise and pull the bulb assembly out. 6-34
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 285
    ... trunk and view the access hole under the rear shelf. 2. Remove the bulb socket by twisting it... then pull down. 3. Remove the bulb and replace. 4. Reinstall the new bulb and socket into... Remove the bulb(s) by gently wiggling the bulb from the assembly. 4. Replace the bulb(s) and reverse these steps to...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 286
    Taillamps and Rear Turn Signal Lamps 3. To remove the bulb, pull it out. To replace a bulb, do the following: 1. Remove the fastener which holds down the trunk trim. On vehicles without a convenience net, pry the fastener loose. On vehicles with a convenience net, remove the net ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 287
    ... a four-door sedan, do the following to replace a back-up lamp: Dome Lamp.... 3. Remove the bulb from the socket by turning it one-quarter turn counterclockwise. 4. Replace the bulb and... remove the bulb from the socket by turning it counterclockwise and pulling it out. 3. Replace the bulb in the socket...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 288
    ... should be inspected at least twice a year for wear or cracking. See "Wiper Blade Check" in Section 7 of this manual under Part B "Owner Checks and Services" for more information. Replacement blades come in different types and are removed in different...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 289
    ... manufacturer. If you ever have questions about your tire warranty and where to obtain service, see your Pontiac Warranty booklet for details. CAUTION: (Continued... worn, or if your tires have been damaged, replace them. CAUTION: Poorly maintained and improperly used tires ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 290
    ... Pressure The Tire-Loading Information label, which is on the rear edge of the driver's door, shows the correct inflation... back on the valve stems. They help prevent leaks by keeping out dirt and moisture....you that underinflation or overinflation is all right. It's not. If your tires don't have ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 291
    ...possible and check wheel alignment. Also check for damaged tires or wheels. See "When It's Time for New Tires" and "Wheel ..."Wheel Nut Torque" in the Index. CAUTION: Rust or dirt on a wheel, or on the parts to which it is fastened, can make wheel nuts become loose after a time. The wheel ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 292
    ...The tire has a puncture, cut or other damage that Buying New Tires can't be repaired well because of the size or location of the damage. To find out what kind and size...(for mud and snow). If you ever replace your tires with those not having a TPC Spec number, make sure ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 293
    ... Grading CAUTION: Mixing tires could cause you to lose control while driving. If you mix tires of different sizes or types (radial and bias-belted tires), the vehicle may not handle properly, and you could have a crash. Using tires of different sizes may also cause damage to your ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 294
    ... on the wear rate of the tire when tested under controlled conditions on a specified government test course... is based on straight-ahead braking traction tests, and does not include acceleration... its ability to dissipate heat when tested under controlled conditions on a specified indoor laboratory test...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 295
    ... the wheel leaks air, replace it (except some aluminum wheels, which can sometimes be repaired). See ... wheel bolts or wheel nuts, replace them only with new GM original equipment parts. This way, you... wheel can also cause problems with bearing life, brake cooling, speedometer or odometer calibration, ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 296
    ...If you have to replace a wheel, use a new GM original equipment wheel. Tire Chains NOTICE:... vehicle and tire size combination and road conditions. Follow that manufacturer's instructions. To help avoid... fastened. Drive slowly and follow the chain manufacturer's instructions. If you can hear the...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 297
    ...burst into flame if you strike a match or get them on a hot part of the vehicle. Some are dangerous if you breathe their fumes in a closed space. When you use... clean your vehicle, be sure to follow the manufacturer's warnings and instructions. And always open your doors or windows when...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 298
    ... some cleaning tips: Special Fabric Cleaning Problems Stains caused by such things as catsup, ... area with cool water. 2. If a stain remains, follow the multi-purpose interior cleaner instructions described... clean with cool water and allow to dry completely. 3. If a stain remains, follow instructions ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 299
    ... water and a clean cloth. CAUTION: Do not bleach or dye safety belts. If you do, it may severely weaken them. In a crash, they might not be able to provide adequate protection. Clean safety belts only with mild soap and lukewarm water. D Rub with a ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 300
    ... Bon AmiR Powder (non-scratching glass cleaning powder), GM Part No. 1050011. The windshield is clean if beads do not form when you rinse it... solvent. Then rinse the blade with water. Check the wiper blades and clean them as necessary; replace blades that look worn. ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 301
    ... to clean exterior lamps and lenses. Follow instructions under "Washing Your Vehicle." droppings, chemicals...The clearcoat gives more depth and gloss to the colored basecoat. Always use waxes and polishes ... paint finish. Cleaning Your Convertible Top Your convertible top should be cleaned often. ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 302
    ... damage your top. Before entering a car wash, set the climate control to VENT and the fan control to the highest speed. This will help to prevent ... repair shop applies anti-corrosion material to the parts repaired or replaced to restore corrosion protection. Original manufacturer replacement ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 303
    ... paint surface. Although no defect in the paint job causes this, Pontiac will repair, at no charge to the owner, the surfaces of new ... and snow removal and dust control can collect on the underbody. If these are not removed, accelerated corrosion (rust) can occur on the underbody parts such as fuel ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 304
    ... Materials PART NUMBER 994954 1050172 1050173 1050174 1050214 1050427 1052918** 1052925 SIZE 23 ...black marks from whitewalls Cleans vinyl tops, upholstery and convertible tops Removes dirt, grime, ... Surface Cleaner See your General Motors Parts Department for these products. See "Recommended Fluids ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 305
    ... and special equipment. Be sure that this label is not removed from the vehicle. Engine Identification The 8th character in your VIN is the engine code. This code will help you identify your engine, specifications and replacement parts. 6-55
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 306
    ...., the wiper will stop until the motor cools. If the overload is caused by some electrical problem, have it fixed. Power Windows and Other Power Options Circuit ... load is too heavy, the circuit breaker opens and closes, protecting the circuit until the problem is fixed. 6-56
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 307
    ...greatly reduces the chance of damage caused by electrical problems. Look at the silver-colored band inside the fuse. ... new one of the identical size and rating. If you ever have a problem on the road and... and the engine compartment fuse block. Instrument Panel Fuse Block The fuse panel is located at...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 308
    ... ABS Blank RFA BATT MIRROR LT HDLP RDO/INTLP RT HDLP Fuse TURN-B/U ERLS BCM/CLU PCM IGN MDL F/P-INJ Usage Turn Signals, Back-Up Lamps Cruise Control, Engine Controls Body Control Module, Instrument Panel Cluster Powertrain Control Module Ignition Module Fuel Pump, Fuel ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 309
    ... Used Not Used O2 Sensor Heater Climate Control System Windshield Wiper Body Control Module Amplifier Power Windows, Sunroof, Convertible Top (Circuit Breaker) Daytime Running Lamps (Relay) Engine Compartment Fuse Block The engine compartment fuse...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 310
    ..., High/Low Beam ...9007 Tail/Rear Turn Signal Lamps ...3057 Fuse IGN BATT 1 BATT 2 ABS COOLING FAN PCM/HVAC BLO ... Circuits Power ACC/Stoplamp Circuits Lighting Circuits Anti-Lock Brake System Engine Cooling Fan Powertrain Control Module, Heater and A/C Blower Heater and A/C Blower Powertrain Control ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 311
    ... ...1-3-4-2 Thermostat Temperature ...180_ F (82_C) Automatic Transaxle (4-Speed) ...Not Owner Serviceable Manual Transaxle Complete Drain and Refill ...2.0 quarts (1.9 L) Cooling System 2.2L ...10.3 quarts (9.7 L) 2.4L ...10.7 quarts (10.1 L) ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 312
    Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts Air Cleaner Filter 2.2L ...AC Type A-1172C 2.4L ...AC Type A-1172C Engine Oil Filter 2.2L ...AC Type PF-47 2.4L ...AC Type PF-... (135.1 cm) Sedan ...54.9 inches (139.4 cm) Convertible ...53.9 inches (136.9 cm) Wheelbase All Models ......
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 313
    ...required for your vehicle. Your vehicle needs these services to retain its safety, dependability and emission control performance. 7-2 7-4 7-5 7-6 Introduction Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance Long Trip/Highway ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 314
    ... Environment Proper vehicle maintenance not only helps to keep your vehicle in good working condition, but ... details. Maintenance intervals, checks, inspections and recommended fluids and lubricants as prescribed in this manual are necessary to keep your vehicle in good working condition. Any damage ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 315
    ... or another qualified service center do these jobs. "Part B: Owner Checks and ...good condition. "Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections" explains important inspections that your dealer's service department or another qualified service center should perform. "Part D: Recommended Fluids and...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 316
    ...€™ll know that GM-trained and supported service people will perform the work using genuine GM parts. The proper fluids and lubricants to use ... in Part D. Make sure whoever services your vehicle uses these. All parts should be replaced and all necessary repairs done before you or anyone else drives ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 317
    ... conditions only). Every 60,000 Miles (100 000 km): Engine Accessory Drive Belt Inspection. Every 100,000 Miles (166 000 km... Spark Plug Wire Inspection. Spark Plug Replacement. Every 150,000 Miles (240 000 km): Cooling System Service (or every 60 months, whichever occurs first). These intervals only ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 318
    ... Tire Rotation. Every 30,000 Miles (50 000 km): Engine Air Cleaner Filter Replacement. Every 50,000 Miles (83 000 km): ...km): Spark Plug Wire Inspection. Spark Plug Replacement. Every 150,000 Miles (240 000 km): Cooling System Service (or every 60 months, whichever occurs first). These intervals only ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 319
    ...,000 miles (166 000 km) at the same intervals. The services shown at 150,000 miles (240 000 km)... during tire rotation. See "Brake System Inspection" under "Periodic Maintenance Inspections" in Part C of this schedule. ++ If you drive in a highly corrosive environment, your brake calipers may ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 320
    ... Maintenance 3,000 Miles (5 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (or ...). j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j ...9,000 Miles (15 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (or ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 321
    ...j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service.... months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Inspect engine air cleaner filter if... Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 322
    ...Miles (35 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter ...Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control ... km) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 27,000 Miles (45 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 323
    ...(or every 6 months, whichever occurs first). (See footnote #.) j Replace engine air cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service. j Rotate tires. See "Tire ... BY: 33,000 Miles (55 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months,...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 324
    ...39,000 Miles (65 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (or ... j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. ... 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Inspect engine air cleaner filter if ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 325
    ... Maintenance j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 6 months, ... do not require changing. Manual transaxle fluid doesn't require change. DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 7-...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 326
    ...Miles (85 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter ...Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control ... km) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 57,000 Miles (95 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 327
    ... footnote #.) j Inspect engine accessory drive belt. An Emission Control Service. j Replace engine air cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service. j Rotate tires. See... BY: 63,000 Miles (105 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 328
    ... j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. ...,000 Miles (115 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (or ...j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service....
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 329
    ... 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Inspect engine air cleaner filter if you... j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service....000 Miles (135 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (or...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 330
    ... MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 87,000 Miles (145 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, ... (or every 6 months, whichever occurs first). (See footnote #.) j Replace engine air cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service. j Rotate tires. See "Tire Inspection ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 331
    ... 93,000 Miles (155 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3...). j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j ...99,000 Miles (165 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (or ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 332
    ... 000 km) j Inspect spark plug wires (except 2.4L Code T L4 engine). An Emission Control Service. j Replace spark plugs. An Emission Control Service. j .... Clean radiator, condenser, pressure cap and neck. Pressure test cooling system and pressure cap. An Emission Control Service. SERVICED BY: 7-20
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 333
    ...,000 miles (166 000 km) at the same intervals. The services shown at 150,000 miles (240 000 km)... during tire rotation. See "Brake System Inspection" under "Periodic Maintenance Inspections" in Part C of this schedule. ++ If you drive in a highly corrosive environment, your brake calipers may ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 334
    ... 12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 12...500 km) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: j Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 335
    ... filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 12 months, whichever occurs... additional information. (See footnote +.) (Also see footnote ++.) Replace engine air cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service. 30,000 Miles (50 ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 336
    ... 12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 12...500 km) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: j Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 337
    ... doesn't require change. DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 52,500 Miles (87 500 km) j Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). (...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 338
    ... j j proper rotation pattern and additional information. (See footnote +.) (Also see footnote ++.) Inspect engine accessory drive belt. An Emission Control Service. Replace engine air cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service. 60,000 Miles (100 000 km) ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 339
    ... 12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 12...000 km) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: j Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 340
    ... oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). (See footnote #.) j Replace engine air cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service. j Rotate tires. See "Tire ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 341
    ... 000 km) j Inspect spark plugwires (except 2.4L Code T L4 engine). An Emission Control Service. j Replace spark plugs. An Emission Control Service. j... Clean radiator, condenser, pressure cap and neck. Pressure test the cooling system and pressure cap. An Emission Control Service. SERVICED BY: 7-29
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 342
    .... Whenever any fluids or lubricants are added to your vehicle, make sure they are the proper ones, as shown in Part D. Engine Coolant Level Check Check the engine coolant level and add DEX-COOLR coolant mixture if necessary. See "Engine Coolant" ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 343
    ..., retractors and anchorages are working properly. Look for any other loose or damaged safety belt system parts. If you see anything that might keep a...a leak occurs, take the vehicle to your Pontiac dealership service department and have it repaired as soon as possible. Hydraulic Clutch ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 344
    ... (see "Parking Brake" in the Index if necessary) and the regular brake. NOTE: Do not use the accelerator pedal, and be ready to turn off the engine immediately if it starts. 3. On automatic transaxle vehicles, try to start the engine in each ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 345
    ... in the Index if necessary). NOTE: Be ready to apply the regular brake immediately if the vehicle begins to move. 3. With the engine off, turn the key to the RUN position, but don't start the engine. Without applying the regular brake, try ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 346
    ...€™s holding ability: With the engine running, shift to PARK (P). Then release the parking brake followed ...brake. Underbody Flushing Service At least every spring, use plain water to flush any ...: With the engine running and transaxle in NEUTRAL (N), slowly remove foot pressure from the regular brake ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 347
    ... or could let exhaust fumes into the vehicle. See "Engine Exhaust" in the Index. Engine Cooling System Inspection Inspect the hoses and have them replaced if they are ... that have high effort or excessive wear. Do not lubricate accelerator and cruise control cables. 7-35
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 348
    ... complete system. Inspect brake lines and hoses for proper hook-up, binding, leaks, ... linings for wear and cracks. Inspect other brake parts, including drums, wheel cylinders, calipers, parking brake, etc. Check parking... adjustment. You may need to have your brakes inspected more often if your driving...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 349
    ...GM GoodwrenchR DEX-COOLR or HavolineR DEX-COOLR Coolant. See "Engine Coolant" in the Index. USAGE Hydraulic Brake System Windshield Washer Solvent Hydraulic ... Transmission Fluid (GM Part No. 12345349 or equivalent). DEXRONR-III Automatic Transmission Fluid. Engine Coolant 7-37
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 350
    ... 2, Category LB or GC-LB. Engine Oil. Chassis Lubricant (GM Part No. 12377985 or ... FLUID/LUBRICANT LubriplateR Lubricant Aerosol (GM Part No. 12346293 or equivalent) or lubricant meeting requirements ...-LB. Multi-Purpose Lubricant, SuperlubeR (GM Part No. 12346241 or equivalent). Dielectric Silicone ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 351
    Part E: Maintenance Record After the scheduled services are performed, record the date, odometer reading and who performed the service in the boxes provided after the maintenance interval. Any additional information from "Owner Checks and Services" or "Periodic ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 352
    Maintenance Record DATE ODOMETER READING SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED 7-40
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 353
    ... Information Here you will find out how to contact Pontiac if you need assistance. This section also tells you how to obtain service publications and how to report any safety ... Offices GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities Pontiac Roadside Assistance Program Canadian Roadside ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 354
    ...and elements are designed to make you realize that Pontiac recognizes you as a valuable customer, appreciates ... care of the most important person ...YOU! PONTIAC CARES is: A valuable feature that comes with every ... safety, security, comfort and convenience. With PONTIAC CARES, you are never more than...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 355
    What Makes Up Pontiac Cares? D A 3 year/36,000 mile (60 000 km) Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty D ... an enjoyable one and are discussed in greater detail in your owner's manual. Pontiac is focusing on the changing needs of our customers and is committed to giving you an exceptional level of customer care ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 356
    ... and goodwill are important to your dealer and to Pontiac. Normally, any concerns with the sales transaction ... can occur. If your concern has not been resolved to your satisfaction, the following ... by the dealership without further help, contact the Pontiac Customer Assistance Center by calling 1-800-...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 357
    ... and who use Text Telephones (TTYs), Pontiac has TTY equipment available at its Customer ...-263-3830.) Customer Assistance Offices Pontiac encourages customers to call the toll-free ... for assistance. If a U.S. customer wishes to write to Pontiac, the letter should be addressed to Pontiac's Customer ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 358
    ...Virgin Islands 1-800-389-0009 Bahamas 1-800-534-0122 Bermuda, Barbados, Antigua & B.V.I. If toll free service is not available in the Caribbean, call Puerto Rico 1-787-763-1315. All Overseas Locations GMODC - Customer Communication Centre 169-007 1908 Colonel Sam Drive...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 359
    ...passenger adaptive equipment you may require for your vehicle (hand controls, wheelchair/scooter lifts, etc.). This program can also provide ...centers and mobility equipment installers. The program is available for a limited period of time from the date of vehicle purchase/lease. See your dealer for ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 360
    ... Program Assistance program. This value-added service is intended to provide you with peace of mind ... or making arrangements to tow your vehicle to the nearest Pontiac dealer. We will provide the following ... (1-800-762-3743) As the proud owner of a new Pontiac vehicle, you are automatically enrolled ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 361
    ... additional services depending on your needs: D Hotels D Glass replacement D Tire repair facilities ... when calling, please provide the following information to give the advisor: Pontiac reserves the right to limit ...we're only a phone call away. Pontiac Roadside Assistance -- 1-800-ROADSIDE or 1-800...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 362
    Courtesy Transportation Pontiac has always exemplified quality and value in its offering of motor ... wait. However, if you are unable to wait Pontiac helps minimize your inconvenience by providing ... driving it until it can be scheduled for service, unless, of course, the problem is safety-related. If ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 363
    ...such as shuttle service, may not be available at every dealer. Please contact your dealer for specific information about ... the Bumper-to-Bumper warranty coverage period, but it is not part of the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. A separate booklet entitled "Warranty and Owner Assistance Information"...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 364
    ... If you believe that your vehicle has a defect which could cause a crash or could cause injury or death, you should immediately inform the National ... recall and remedy campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer or General Motors. To contact NHTSA, ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 365
    ... call us at 1-800-762-2737, or write: Pontiac-GMC Customer Assistance Center P.O. Box 436008 Pontiac, MI 48343-6008 In Canada, please call us at 1-800-263-3777 (... L1H 8P7 Ordering Owner Publications in Canada Owner's manuals are available for purchase for all current and most past ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 366
    2000 PONTIAC SERVICE PUBLICATIONS ORDERING INFORMATION The following publications covering the operation and servicing of your..., Incorporated (address below.) CURRENT PUBLICATIONS FOR 2000 PONTIAC SERVICE MANUALS Service Manuals have the diagnosis and repair information on engines, transmission, axle...
  • 2000 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 367
    ... original order. VEHICLE MODEL NAME YEAR 2000 2000 2000 2000 QTY. PRICE EACH* $... FORM NUMBER ITEM DESCRIPTION Service Manual Car & Light Truck Transmission Unit Repair Owner's Manual In Portfolio Owner's Manual...Canadian Postage (See Note Below) GRAND TOTAL Check here if your billing address is ...



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